Tom Burgess opts for one-match NRL ban

South Sydney forward Tom Burgess will miss Sunday’s NRL clash with Canberra after copping a one-match shoulder charge ban.

Burgess entered an early plea to the grade one charge on Wednesday.

He risked a two-match suspension if he fought the charge and lost.

Burgess drew the match review panel’s attention for a shoulder charge on Daly Cherry-Evans late in South Sydney’s 20-12 NRL loss to Manly on Monday night.

Meanwhile, Parramatta forward Manu Ma’u will fight a dangerous throw charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

He faces a one-match ban for his tackle on Titans playmaker Ash Taylor in last round’s 34-14 loss on the Gold Coast.

He will miss the beleaguered Eels’ derby clash with Wests Tigers on Saturday unless he successfully contests the charge.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
Stay up to date with the latest sports news
Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news!